J.R. Henry

John R. Henry

Full Name: John R. Henry
Date of birth: April 16, 1815
Date of death: October 6, 1889

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 14 Apr 18, 1876 - Jan 14, 1879 15th (1)   Democrat Mexia / Limestone   Freestone, Limestone, Navarro

(1) 15th Legislature - All Senators except District 7 listed in roll call as Senators elect, oath of office administered, 4/18/1876, p. 1; Drawing of Senatorial Terms, 4/27/1876, p. 98, drew "short term" (two years). Senate Journal. April 18, 1876 April 27, 1876

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

Other Resources

  • Census of 1880 - John R. Henry, Tehuacana, Limestone County, age 64, born circa 1816 in Tennessee, farmer. FamilySearch. 1880
  • J.R. Henry, birth date 4/16/1815, death date 10/6/1889, burial in Mexia City Cemetery, Mexia, Limestone County. Includes portrait, death notice from The Corsicana Weekly Observer, 10/11/1889. Find a Grave.
  • Death notice, "Col. John R. Henry," Corsicana Observer, 10/11/1889, p. 1, crediting San Jacinto Museum of History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Delegate to Constitutional Convention, 1875. Included in Journal of the Constitutional Convention of the State of Texas: Begun and Held at the City of Austin Texas. Constitutional Convention (1875). Galveston : Printed for the Convention at the "News" Office, 1875, pp. 3-4. Texas Constitutions Digitization Project (Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin), 2009.


  • Photograph. J.R. Henry, 15th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. J.R. Henry, Constitutional Convention of 1875 Composite Photo. From the collection of the Texas State Library and Archives Commisison.

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

15th R.S. - 1876
Agricultural Affairs  
Commerce and Manufactures  
Constitutional Amendments  
Educational Affairs  
Internal Improvements  
Public Claims and Accounts (Chair) 
Public Lands  
Public Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
State Penitentiaries  
Stock and Stock Raising  

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